Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bloemfontein Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
BFN Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bloemfontein Bram Fischer International Airport.
What to Expect
Bloemfontein Airport (code: BFN) has a small terminal that services a few domestic destinations. Facilities include a pub and a couple shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. Economy class passengers looking to upgrade their airport experience can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.
Sleeping in Bloemfontein Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Bloemfontein Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- aha Bloemfontein Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Jedidja Bed and Breakfast – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Bloemfontein Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes Bidvest Premier Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available for MWEB members and Internet Solutions subscribers, otherwise timed WiFi access can be purchased using a credit card.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? Nedbank has an ATM located landside, on the left side. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are available in all women’s restrooms.
Conference Rooms – The airport has a conference room that can fit 20 people. Reservations must be made in advance. Rate: R200. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon – Fri).
Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shop. The airport has an electronics shop in the ground floor of the terminal building.
Food & Drinks – The airport has a Mugg and Bean coffee shop and Sweets from Heaven shop. Location: Landside, Ground Floor.
Information Desk – Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 5:45AM – 8:00PM (Mon-Fri), 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Sat), and 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Sun).
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – Provided at the First Aid Station (landside).
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Mobile Phone Rentals – Available at Vodafone, on the ground floor of the terminal.
Observation Deck – Relax and watch the planes take off while at the airport. Location: Airside, inside terminal building.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – There is a designated smoking lounge available airside.
Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update the guide.
Bloemfontein airport is served by the following airlines: Cemair • Mango Airlines • SA Airlink • South African Airways.
Several companies offer car rentals onsite: Avis • Bidvest • Europcar • First Car Rental • Hertz • National • Tempest.
Shuttles and Taxis
Both shuttles and taxis are available outside the terminal building. Their schedules match flight arrivals.
Last updated: 2020-10-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.